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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for December

Monthly Report No. 12 December, 2014 Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS Website: www.serbsforserbs.org E-Mail: office@serbsforserbs.org


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www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 the population and generally bad economic condition of the households in Serbia, Republic of Srpska and other countries in the Balkan.

Dear friends and donors, Charity organization Serbs for Serbs registered in the state of Illinois in United States in Jun 2010 by the group of the Serbian youth. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit charitable organization. Donation is tax-deductible to the extent followed by the law. On 30th September, 2011 we finally got the letter from department of the treasury (IRS) with tax exempt 501(c)3 approval. All donations to our organization donated from June 16, 2010 are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers of gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

About Us The mission of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is to affect on consciousness of Americans, Serbs and their friends through planned projects, social and humanitarian activities in order to develop and foster better society for future generations and provide aid for underprivileged families in need. Although there are many humanitarian organizations and associations, help often doesn't reach the most jeopardized. Due to unnecessary administration, missing information and slow decision making, the delivery of aid arrives too late to the final consumers, or not at all. It is a sad and embarrassing, but true fact that more than 18.000 children daily die around the world because of starvation and malnutrition. There, among us, the blind and deaf. We are witnesses of the bad demographic situation of our nation, decreasing natality, increasing number of singles, abortions, accelerated aging of

An average couple has "fallen" on one child. Analysts warn that Serbs will become a minority in its own country in the following century if the nation, individuals and government don't wake up from the nescient in which they've fallen! On the other hand, nobody is talking about the families with many children which grieve by living in bitter poverty. Occupied by their everyday struggle for survival, they are being humbly in their desire for implementing rights which belong to them. Their life stories, fears and problems are identical, but almost invisible and unheard in order to gain the attention of the public, media and even state. That's why the idea of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs arose. The organization was formed by a group of young and trustful people, who are united by the common vision of helping families blessed by many children and who are aware of the fact that even a small help means a lot for those who don't live in a material excess. We are united by the humane idea to help the poorest part of the Serbian nation. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs try to revive the spiritless energy of the Serbian Diaspora which would be able to reinforce people of Serbian heritage as well as all good people throughout the world with minimal, but constant monthly donations. We hope and believe that there is also a grain of doing good and that you will join us in the endless struggle against poverty. God bless and save all Serbian families with many children and our honored donors who participate in the noble effort to return smile on children faces.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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Our mission The mission of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is to affect on consciousness of Serbian people through our projects and humanitarian activities, in order to develop better society for future generations. Why Serbs for Serbs? We wanted to alleviate impaired spirit of Serbian people in togetherness and brotherhood help through humanitarian work and social aid. Who do we help? We help Serbian families who live in the Balkans, have five or more children and live in terrible poverty. Under terrible poverty we define absence of one or more basic factors required for living: food, clothes, shoes, and safe space for living.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 Who do we need in organization? We need members and donors that will secure financial stability through supporting our programs and activities in the future. Donors may join our daily activities within the organization in order to coordinate our work better. We also need volunteers ready to donate several hours per week for actual work within the organization. Activities of volunteers and their specific tasks would be determined by the required projects and their personal interest. From that group of volunteers we would look for future leaders of organization.

How to donate? 1. PayPal donation: szsamerika@gmail.com 2. Direct Deposit to Wells Fargo Bank account Please email us at: szsamerika@gmail.com 3. You can mail personal or business check to: Serbs for Serbs PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 4. Donation boxes: BEOGRAD CAFÉ 2937 West Irving Park Road Chicago, Illinois Owner: Dule Pavlovic

Why do we help? We believe that there is a basic need for one human (or a group) to help others in distress. A help is not only human virtue but also a Christian responsibility. By focusing our help on families with many children, we directly affect on their stirring toward becoming independent from socialdependable government programs.

NADA’S DELI & BAKERY 7316 West Lawrence Avenue Harwood Heights, Illinois

What are our long term goals? • family is ready to support itself daily and manage to pay all required expenses; • their children are encouraged to continue with school and raising their own family; • our donors are satisfied with the activities and they are ready to help other families; • our organization is satisfied with the results; • family is ready in the future to become our donor and if necessary help other families that are in need of help.

COMPASS FUEL STATION 8147 Joliet Road McCook, Illinois Owner: Roy and Maria Dobrasinovic

BALKAN BAKERY 541 South LaGrange Road LaGrange, Illinois Owner: Olja Igic

ST. NIKOLA CHURCH 4301 Prairie Ave. Brookfield, Illinois CITY FRESH MARKET 3201 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

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Monthly Report for December HELP FOR PETROVIC FAMILY FROM GRACANICA

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 Suddenly their grandfather died, and afterwards grandmother as well, so the children were left alone. Center for social care from Obrenovac contacted their uncle, who is the children’s closest relative, and asked him to take care of the children. Otherwise the center would have done that. Vladimir got custody over the children on court. His wife Zorica is helping him with the children.

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped on 1 December family Petrovic from Gracanica on Kosovo and Metohija. Pupils Strahinja (11) who is in 5th grade, Mihajlo (9) who is in 3rd grade and Nemanja (7) who is in 1st grade live with their uncle Vladimir who is their custodian.

Delivery assistance for families Petrovic

We helped the family by providing appliances and furniture in the amount of 170.922 dinars. We received great help on the spot by our friends from EHO Majka devet Jugovica.

Nemanja and Mihajlo with Uncle Vladimir

Nemanja and Mihajlo Petrovic

When benevolent people heard their story, a lot of them wanted to help. The Red Cross was the first to help by organizing a concert and giving all income of sold tickets to the family.

In April 2010 the children tragically lost both of their parents. Their father killed their mother and afterwards himself also. After their death, the grandparents took care of the children, and they went to Obrenovac.

It also helped to take the children to the sea and provided charity packages to them. Gracanica municipality in cooperation with the Ministry for return provided warm home, because the children were living in a dilapidated house.

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After the house was finished, Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped in providing furniture and appliances, and the brothers were most happy about the worktable for their homework and the bookshelf.

We call upon all the people of good will to keep supporting the work of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and thus help and make joy of a great number of children who need help urgently.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! SERBS FOR SERBS Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SFS VISITED THE FLOODED ONES IN PRIJEDOR

Representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Belgrade and Prijedor visited at the beginning of December the families with children whose houses suffered the damage during the May floods which hit Prijedor in the Republic of Srpska. Within the project Fight against the floods we plan to help approximately 18 most endangered families from Prijedor to whom we would deliver appliances, furniture and construction material.

We used this opportunity to visit family Siljigovic to whom SfS is building a house. The host Milivoje, father of five children was despite the weather conditions working on his new household. Apart from Milivoje and his wife Tanja, the Siljigovic family is consisting of Tatjana (18), Vedrana (16), Jovana (14), Nevena (10) and Luka (2).

House of family Siljigovic Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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The family lives in very difficult conditions without the permanent income, and father Milivoje is working whatever he can to sustain his family.

We call upon all the donors, member, friends and followers of the organization Serbs for Serbs to participate in the action FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS which has the aim of providing the necessary charity help for the flooded areas in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska. FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS CONTINUES! Construction material for the house

SERBS FOR SERBS

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SIXTH HELP DELIVERY TO OBRENOVAC

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered on 6 December new amount of help to the flooded families with children in Obrenovac. On this occasion, within the project FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS, 15 families in Local communities Zvecka and Veliko Polje received 10 washing machines, 4 electric stoves, 4 freezers and 3 refrigerators. The total amount of help was 575.790 dinars. Until now SfS provided help for 217 families in Obrenovac.

The list of the helped families from Local communities Zvecka and Veliko Polje, Obrenovac municipality, the delivered help and its value are as follows: Local community Zvecka 1. Dragojlovic B. (refrigerator) 27.990 dinars (4 children) 2. Marinkovic D. (refrigerator) 27.990 dinars (3 children) 3. Nikolic S. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 4. Antonic M. (washing machine, refrigerator) 56.980 dinars (2 children) 5. Stancul D. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 6. Stefanovic M. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 7. Stevic J. (electric stove) 21.990 dinars (one child) Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December Local community Veliko Polje 8. Milic M. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 9. Boskovic M. (washing machine, freezer) 56.980 dinars (3 children) 10. Pejcic T. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 11. Miric D. (electric stove, washing machine, freezer) 78.970 dinars (4 children) 12. Kojovic B. (electric stove, freezer) 49.980 dinars (3 children) 13. Isailovic J. (electric stove, freezer) 51.980 dinars (2 children)

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 We thank the representatives of municipality and Local community Zvecka who helped us in visiting the families and delivering help. All appliances are of Gorenje trademark with five-year guarantee. The delivery was conducted thanks to the friends of our organization from Tehnomanija.

Great action FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS continues. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all fraternal organizations, donors and people of good will in Serbia and worldwide to get involved by donating according to their possibilities on one of the accounts of the organization.

14. Zivanovic D. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 15. Stamenic G. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (2 children)

We also encourage you to read the reports of the help delivered to PARACIN, TRSTENIK, VALJEVO, KRALJEVO, OBRENOVAC, SVILAJNAC, VELIKI CRLJENI, KRUPANJ, VELIKI CRLJENI PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 3, BIJELJINA, BIJELJINA PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 4, OBRENOVAC PART 5.

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SFS HELPED FAMILIES IN DOBOJ

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered at the beginning of December within the action FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS new amount of help to the families who suffered in the May floods in Doboj. We delivered furniture, appliances and construction material for 47 families.

After the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Doboj was one of towns where a great number of Serbian refugees came, mostly from numerous villages from Ozren and surrounding which became part of the Muslim-Croat federation. During the settlement in Doboj the families received empty parcels near the Bosnia River and they built their new settlements there. Precisely those settlements were most hit during the floods, so great number of families had to flee their homes again due to weather conditions.

The total amount of the help delivered was 41.025 KM which was provided above all from the donation of Serbs in Las Vegas, USA. During the previous months we provided 12 dryers, hygiene and disinfection material, construction material, decubitus mattresses, PVC joinery, doors etc. for over 30 families.

In mid-May at the peak of floods across Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, the Bosnia River in Doboj damaged the town to a great extent, and also the villages near the town. The water stayed for 4-5 days and then it begun to withdraw. The wave was up to 5 meters high. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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In the center of Doboj all ground and first floors in buildings and houses were flooded.

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List of the families which received help from the organization Serbs for Serbs: Ozrenskih srpskih brigade – POLJICE

Government of the Republic of Srpska paid almost all the households a voucher in the amount of about 5.000 KM (2.500 EUR) to make urgent and necessary repairs within their houses and apartments. However, for the vast number of families it was not enough to compensate the whole damage caused by flood.

1. Bozic-Paljic (refrigerator, washing machine) 819 KM (3 children) 2. Blagojevic A. (construction material, construction works) 2.500 KM (3 children) 3. Blagojevic G. (wood-burning stove, construction works) 334 KM (4 children) 4. Ristic S. (washing machine, freezer) 974 KM (3 children) 5. Ivanovic S. (washing machine, closet) 597 KM (3 children) 6. Petrusic Z. (refrigerator) 443 KM (3 children) 7. Neskovic Z. (washing machine, double-decker bed) 648 KM (4 children) 8. Maksimovic Z. (washing machine, electric stove) 880 KM (4 children) 9. Popovic O. (washing machine) 436 KM (3 children)

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Monthly Report for December Kasarna 10. Peranovic N. (2 double-decker beds, washing machine, electric stove) 1.264 KM (5 children) Trebavskih srpskih brigade – BARE 11. Djuranovic R. (washing machine, double-decker bed, closet) 809 KM (3 children) 12. Makovic-Lazic (double-decker bed) 212 KM (2 children) 13. Marjanovic M. (double-decker bed, closet) 353 KM (2 children) 14. Neskovic M. (electric stove) 444 KM (3 children) 15. Damnjanovic V. (washing machine, electric stove) 880 KM (2 children) 16. Zunic G. (electric stove) 444 KM (2 children) 17. Maksimovic D. (washing machine, electric stove) 880 KM (one child) 18. Davidovic S. (freezer, combined stove) 1.018 KM (3 children) 19. Todorovic S. (freezer, washing machine, table) 1.144 KM (2 children) 20. Karac R. (washing machine) 436 KM (2 children) 21. Panic S. (freezer) 538 KM (3 children) 22. Vukomanovic S. (washing machine) 436 KM (3 children) 23. Trudic S. (electric stove) 444 KM (2 children) 24. Tadic M. (electric cables, laminate) (2 children) 25. Dabic Z. (washing machine) 436 KM (one child)

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 828 KM (2 children) 29. Spasojevic Lj. (washing machine) 436 KM (2 children) 30. Milicevic D. (washing machine) 436 KM (2 children) 31. Cvijanovic V. (electric stove) 444 KM (2 children) 32. Milutinovic M. (washing machine, electric stove) 880 KM (3 children) 33. Petrovic D. (bed) 192 KM (2 children) 34. Sumatic V. (kitchen elements) 800 KM (one child) Brdo 35. Lazic M. (2 beds, electric stove, construction works) 828 KM (2 children) 36. Ilic-Stojanovic (washing machine) 436 KM (3 children)

Centar 37. Seslak R. (washing machine) 436 KM (2 children) 38. Vidovic B. (washing machine) 436 KM (one child) 39. Starcevic D. (combined refrigerator, electric stove, washing machine) 1.263 KM (2 children) 40. Jovanovic M. (combined refrigerator, electric stove, double-decker bed, closet) 1.200 KM (2 children) 41. Ilic (construction material) 1.500 KM (3 children) Dobojskih brigade – USORE 26. Cvijanovic D. (freezer) 538 KM (2 children) 27. Aleksic M. (3 beds, freezer, washing machine) 1.550 KM (one child) 28. Djukic D. (electric stove, 2 beds, laminate)

In the previous actions of help, we helped families who have children with disabilities, who also suffered damage in the recent floods in Doboj: 42. Gojic (anti-decubitus mattresses) 418 KM (2 pieces)

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Father Miroljub and mother Vladanka Gojic have three children – Sara, Andjela and Katarina, of which Andjela and Katarina are children with disabilities. We provided 2 anti-decubitus beds in the total amount of 418.40 KM

Family Cakarevic Friends of the organization Serbs for Serbs from Switzerland donated 3.300 CHF for helping families Cakarevic and Gojkovic from Doboj, who are also taking care of the children with disabilities. 43. Dijunovic (anti-decubitus mattress) 209 KM

45. Cakarevic (door, furniture) 2.518 KM 46. Gojkovic (PVC joinery) 2.950 KM

Father Zdenko and his wife have two children – Jovan and daughter Jovana who is a child with disability. The family lives in the settlement Usora which suffered greatly during the floods. We provided one antidecubitus mattress for this family in the amount of 209 KM.

Family Gojkovic

44. Misic (PVC joinery and anti - decubitus mattress) 1.509 KM Father Miroslav and his wife Dragana Misic have two children – Zivko and Andjela, who is a child with disability. They live in Doboj center and their apartment suffered total damage during the floods. The loan for buying the apartment represents additional problem. For this family SfS bought anti-decubitus mattress and PVC joinery for repairing the apartment in which they live. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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The action of helping the endangered families in Doboj continues. The representatives of the organization Serbs for Serbs will soon visit new families from Doboj and the surrounding villages which suffered great damage during the May floods. Apart from Doboj we will visit families in Samac and Modrica.

47. Blagojevic (food, construction material) 504 KM Family Blagojevic with their four children lost its family home during the floods. Along with various other families they were settled in the retirement home in Doboj, who was the only home for many refugees after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina until the May floods. The six-member family is living in inhumane conditions for more than 8 months in the room of 20 m2.

Great action FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS continues. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all fraternal organizations, donors and people of good will in Serbia and worldwide to get involved by donating according to their possibilities on one of the accounts of the organization. We also encourage you to read the reports of the help delivered to PARACIN, TRSTENIK, VALJEVO, KRALJEVO, OBRENOVAC, SVILAJNAC, VELIKI CRLJENI, KRUPANJ, VELIKI CRLJENI PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 3, BIJELJINA, BIJELJINA PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 4, OBRENOVAC PART 5, OBRENOVAC PART 6. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December HELP FOR FAMILY STANOJEVIC FROM CELINAC

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs provided at the beginning of December valuable charity help for family Stanojevic from Celinac in the Republic of Srpska. We provided two double-decker beds and two closets for the children’s room in the amount of 1.668 KM. Darko, the father of the family, died in floods which hit Celinac in August. Darko left wife Zana and children Davor (12), Dejan (10), Dajana (8) and Dusko (6).

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 Darko and Zana had many problems during their 13-year marriage, but there were also happy moments. They had four children and managed to build their house with great effort. Darko was working for a wage, and they were both cultivating the land. They took care of poultry, pigs, a cow and mare.

Zana wasn’t worried while Darko was alive, but now she is not sure how she would provide for her children.

Everyone who wants to help this poor five-member family who lost its host can contact Zana Stanojevic on the phone +387 66 460 552. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December CHRISTMAS BELLS CRY OUT FOR HELP!

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 Support Christmas action by donating on one of the accounts of the organization: - Serbia: 160-279491-71, Banca Intesa, Belgrade - Serbia IBAN: RS35 1600 0508 0002 3812 69, SWIFT: DBDBRSBG, Customer: Srbi za Srbe - Republic of Srpska: 5688061340001652, Banka Srpske, Banja Luka - Republic of Srpska: IBAN: BA39 5688 0612 0000 2134, SWIFT: BĐ?LVBA22, Customer: Srbi za Srbe - Germany: Konto: 2751992, BLZ: 760 606 18 (possibility of tax deduction) - Germany: IBAN: DE84 7606 0618 0002 7519 92, SWIFT/BIC: GENODEF1N02, Customer: Serben fĂźr Serben

Christmas is again ahead of us. Bells from the Orthodox monasteries and churches will call us on January 7 on the Holy Liturgy to celebrate the birth of Christ in prayer and joy. Unfortunately, many Serbian families will not celebrate Christmas by taking Orthodox Christmas tree into the warm home, dining on the full table with their families and friends. For many, it will remain yet another Christmas spent in hope and prayer for better, nicer and safer future. Precisely with the aim to make Christmas days more joyful to numerous endangered families and children, members, friends and donors of the organization Serbs for Serbs are commencing new action of help to the Serbian families under the name CHRISTMAS BELLS CRY OUT FOR HELP!

- Austria: Konto: 10364339, BLZ: 32000 - Austria: IBAN: AT97 3200 0000 1036 4339, SWIFT/BIC: RLNWATWW, Customer: Org. f. hum. Hilfe - Srbi za Srbe - Switzerland: Konto: 61-335679-5, Swiss Post - Switzerland IBAN: CH57 0900 0000 6133 5679 5, SWIFT: POFICHBEXXX, BIC: 9000, Customer: Org. f. hum. Hilfe & Integration Srbi za Srbe Swiss - USA: Account number: 5765278378; Check to: Serbs for Serbs, PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL, 60634 (possibility of tax deduction)

The aim of this donor action is to collect at least 50.000 EUR of donations in order to provide valuable charity help for more than 50 families across Serbia, the Republic of Srpska, Herzegovina, Krajina, Montenegro, Macedonia and other areas inhabited by the Serbian families. The help should be delivered directly to the endangered families and children in the period from Christmas until St. Sava Day. Serbs for Serbs calls upon people of good will worldwide, Serbian communities, fraternal organizations, volunteers, friends and donors who have joined their forces and committed to beneficiary work during the last nine years and thus provided help for over 1.000 families with over million EUR of donations. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Contact with the representatives of the organization, as well as all conducted actions, financial reports, bills, photo and video material of the delivered charity help will be available on the official website of our organization www.srbizasrbe.org, on the website in English www.serbsforserbs.org and on the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/srbizasrbe, followed by over 130.000 people.

Christmas action 2014.

LET US HEAR CHRISTMAS BELLS WHICH CRY OUT FOR HELP!

SERBS FOR SERBS NO SURRENDER!

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Monthly Report for December BATHROOM FOR FAMILY COSOVIC, PRANJANE

The organizational team of the sport-charity project Trojka iz bloka visited on Friday December 12 family Cosovic from the village Pranjani whom we repaired the bathroom with the money from tournament in Gornji Milanovac. The amount of help to the Cosovic family was 118.336 dinars. Parents Radovan (41) and Mira (35) are not employed, and instead they are farming and breeding cattle. They have three children: Stefan (14), Jelena (12) and Srecko (6).

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 When we first visited family Cosovic, there were seven members. Unfortunately, grandfather Dragoljub died in August at the age of 64.

Four years earlier he became an invalid when his leg was amputated. The only income he had was agriculture retirement of 10.000 dinars.

Children of Cosovic family with grandmother and member of SFS

Cosovic family

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Apart from difficult living conditions, the greatest problem of this family, and at the same time the reason why we decided to help them, is a health problem of the youngest member Srecko, who had his first heart surgery when he was a month and a half old. At the end of 2012 he had his second surgery in Germany. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough so his third surgery (again in Germany) was successfully done on March 8 2014. Both surgeries were paid by the Serbian Republic Health Fund which made Srecko’s curing easier. He is also receiving financial aid in the amount of 9.000 dinars and that was the only income of the family next to the grandfather’s retirement.

Bathroom after reconstruction

Bathroom before reconstruction Any expense would require the selling of cattle, which clearly shows the conditions under which this family lives. Regardless of that, the children in the family are being raised traditionally, which among other things means that they would stay in the village and continue farming and breeding cattle.

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The oldest child Stefan is attending the Technical High School in Cacak. Jelena is in elementary school in Pranjani, but she has to go on foot about 10 km per day.

People from Gornji Milanovac didn’t just donate money, but also clothing and school equipment, and the family was very grateful. Srecko gave us an acknowledgment which he prepared by himself, thanking our organization and all who participated in this great charity project. Srecko was the first to welcome us on the gate. He is a vigorous and cheerful boy who used our visit to show his talent for drawing. We also played football on Srecko’s desire, although he was getting tired while running. Although this family already had a bathroom, it was in a bad condition. Thanks to the great number of our sponsors, donors and craftsmen who performed works mostly free of charge, we repaired the bathroom and provided elementary needs for the family.

We hope that this joint help will make the living conditions of this family at least a bit easier with sincere desires for Srecko to have normal upbringing and resolve his health issues. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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HELP DELIVERED IN OBRENOVAC – PART 7

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered on December 7 new amounts of help to the flooded families with children in Obrenovac.

On this occasion within the project FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS we delivered 13 stoves, 9 freezers, 7 refrigerators and 7 washing machines to 31 families in the Local community Urovci. The total amount of help was 940.640 dinars. Until now the organization Serbs for Serbs provided help for 248 families in Obrenovac.

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 10. Marjanovic V. (refrigerator) 27.990 dinars (2 children) 11. Stankovic I. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (2 children) 12. Ckonjovic N. (refrigerator) 27.990 dinars (2 children) 13. Kopitic R. (stove) 21.990 dinars (2 children) 14. Kopitic D. (stove) 21.990 dinars (2 children) 15. Arsenovic Lj. (stove, freezer) 49.980 dinars (3 children) 16. Lazic L. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (2 children) 17. Dimitrijevic N. (freezer) 27.990 dinars (3 children) 18. Popovic D. (stove, refrigerator) 49.980 dinars (2 children) 19. Jankovic O. (freezer) 27.990 dinars (3 children) 20. Jankovic N. (stove) 21.990 dinars (3 children)

The list of the helped families from Local community Urovci, Obrenovac municipality, the delivered help and its value are as follows: 1. Kuzic D. (washing machine, refrigerator) 56.980 dinars (3 children) 2. Linda J. (freezer) 29.990 dinars (one child) 3. Kopitic J. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (2 children) 4. Kopitic B. (stove) 21.990 dinars (2 children) 5. Kotur N. (stove) 21.990 dinars (one child) 6. Stevanovic R. (stove, washing machine) 50.980 dinars (2 children) 7. Milekic S. (stove) 21.990 dinars (one child) 8. Milivojevic M. (stove) 21.990 dinars (2 children) 9. Milivojevic Z. (freezer) 27.990 dinars (3 children)

21. Djurdjevic M. (freezer) 27.990 dinars (2 children) 22. Moldovanovic D. (freezer) 27.990 dinars (3 children) 23. Mladenovic D. (stove) 21.990 dinars (2 children) 24. Brankovic S. (refrigerator) 27.990 dinars (2 children) 25. Brankovic M. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (2 children) 26. Brankovic Z. (refrigerator) 27.990 dinars (one child) 27. Aleksandric M. (stove, freezer) 49.980 dinars (2 children) 28. Samac R. (stove) 21.990 dinars (3 children) 29. Krstic J. (refrigerator) 27.990 dinars (2 children) 30. Krstic S. (freezer) 29.990 dinars (one child) 31. Linda N. (washing machine) 28.990 dinars (2 children)

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 All appliances are of Gorenje trademark with five years of guarantee. They are delivered thanks to the friends of our organization from Tehnomanija.

Great action FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS continues. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all fraternal organizations, donors and people of good will in Serbia and worldwide to participate and donate according to their possibilities on one of the accounts of the organization www.srbizasrbe.org/donacije.

We thank the representatives of the municipality, Association Tesla and Local municipality Urovci who helped us in visiting the families and delivering help.

Also, you can watch the reports on the aid delivered to PARACIN, TRSTENIK, VALJEVO, KRALJEVO, OBRENOVAC, SVILAJNAC, VELIKI CRLJENI, KRUPANJ, VELIKI CRLJENI PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 3, BIJELJINA, BIJELJINA PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 4, OBRENOVAC PART 5, OBRENOVAC PART 6 and DOBOJ.

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WOOD-BURNING STOVE FOR FAMILY SUKA

It would be a luxury for them, so our small donation means a lot for them. Family Suka is very thankful to all our donors from the Republic of Srpska, Serbia and worldwide. Family Suka is from Sarajevo, the Pofalici settlement. Borislav and Nada Suka have four children: Ana (27) who finished Construction High School, Sanja (25) who finished Economy High School, Ljubisav (23) who finished Gymnasium and Natasa (20) who is a fourth grade of Tourism High School. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina they had escaped to Pale where they live as subtenants. Entire real estate was burned, and the inheritance is not distributed between the heirs, so they can’t sell anything and provide at least a house for themselves.

No one in the family has a permanent job, so Nada addressed us to help them by providing wood-burning stove in the total amount of 490 KM, which we did.

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all the donors from the Republic of Srpska, Serbia and worldwide to SUPPORT the work of our organization in order to provide even greater help for the socially endangered Serbian families in 2015.

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HELP FOR FAMILY IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

Material for building the stable for the Pavic family from the village of Bostane

At the beginning of December the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered the remaining part of help to the families in Kosovo and Metohija that were visited during the October action. The help for the 23 families consisted of providing 9 wardrobes, 12 mattresses, 7 wood-burning stoves, 4 double deck beds, sanitary ware, 3 sets of tables and chairs, 11 sofas, 3 refrigerators, hens, water heaters, tile adhesive and bathroom tiles, interior doors, kitchen cabinets, construction material for building the roof on the house and construction material for building 2 stables, a tractor plow and tiller, 2 washing machines, 2 electric stoves, 3 goats, 100 meters of fence with poles, a cow with a calf and firewood.

Material for the roof construction on the Ivkovic family house from the village of Straza

Hens, two sofas, a wardrobe and a refrigerator for the Jovanovic family from the village of Livadje

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The Filipovic family from Zebinac was provided with a refrigerator, two sofas and an electric stove

The Milic family from Prekovac was provided with a sink, kitchen cabinets and a wood-burning stove

Members of Ivkovic family from Izvor are father Zoran and son Aleksandar (19). We provided them a woodburning stove

A wood-burning stove, two wardrobes, two double deck beds with mattresses, a bath tub and a toilet for the Stojanovic family from Gracanica

Below is a list of the families that were helped (the name of a householder) and the help delivered:

An electric stove for the Milanovic family from Sipasnica

1. Sveta Stankovic from Gracanica - two wardrobes and mattresses for the children’s beds 2. Dragan Stojanovic from Gracanica - a wood-burning stove, two wardrobes, two double deck beds with mattresses, a bath tub and a toilet 3. Zoran Stosic from Gracanica - a table and chairs 4. Milovanovic Cedomir from Gracanica - firewood 5. Rodoljub Ivanovic from Livadje - two sofas, a wardrobe, a refrigerator and hens 6. Grujica Trajkovic from Dobrotine - four sofas, a wood-burning stove, a refrigerator and two wardrobes

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Monthly Report for December 7. Dejan Milivojevic from Donja Gusterica – two sofas, a water heater, two wardrobes, a wood-burning stove, tile adhesive and bathroom tiles 8. Ljubisa Stankovic from Bostan – interior door, a sink, kitchen cabinets and a double deck bed with mattresses 9. Bojan Pavica from Bostan – construction material for building a stable 10. Ivan Kostic from Bostan – tractor plow 11. Bojan Naskovic from Kmetovac – a double deck bed with mattresses and a washing machine 12. Milovan Savic from Koretiste – a sofa, two tables and ten chairs 13. Zivorad Filipovic from Zebinac – a refrigerator, two sofas and an electric stove

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 You can find more detailed information about the families we helped following the link of the action in which the families were visited.

Family Naskovic from Kmetovce-a double deck bed with mattresses and a washing machine

A tractor plow for the Kostic family from the village of Bostane 14. Dejan Milanovic from Sipasnica – an electric stove 15. Vitomir Milic from Prekovac – kitchen cabinets with a sink and a wood-burning stove 16. Ivan Ivkovic from Straza – roof construction on the family house 17. Miodrag Simonovic from Jasenovik – tractor tiller 18. Ranko Ivkovic from Boljevac – a wood-burning stove 19. Aleksandar Ivkovic from Izvor - a wood-burning stove 20. Vlada Arsic from Izvor - a wood-burning stove 21. Aleksandar Djuric from Osojane – construction material for building a roof on the stable and three goats 22. Sava Banjac from Berkovo – 100 meters of fence with poles 23. Valentina Sapic from the village of Banje – a cow with a calf

Two wardrobes and four mattresses for the Stankovic family from Gracanica

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Construction material for building a roof over the stable and purchasing three goats for the Djuric family from Osojane

Family Milovanovic Cedomir and Radmila they get firewood to make ready for the winter

Family Banjac-100 meters of fence with poles

Family Simonovic from Jasenovic-tractor tiller

Family Stosic for their household received new chairs and table

Ranko Ivkovic from Boljevac we have donated a woodburning stove

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Two sofas, a water heater, two wardrobes, a woodburning stove, tile adhesive and bathroom tiles for the Milivojevic family from Donja Gusterica

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A cow with a calf for the Sapic family from the village of Banje

A sofa, two tables and ten chairs for the Savic family from the village of Koretiste

Members of family Sapic are single mother Valentina, and children Dejan (18), Jovana (13), Milica (10) and Katarina (8)

We delivered a wood - burning stove for Vlada Arsic from Izvor

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The youngest member of family Stankovic

Interior door, kitchen sink, kitchen cabinets and a double deck bed with mattresses for the Stankovic family from the village of Bostane

We give thanks to our friends from the EHO Majka devet Jugovica who helped with the delivery of the help and with whom we have worked for years in close cooperation successfully and with great pleasure.

A wood-burning stove, four sofas, a refrigerator and two wardrobes for the Trajkovic Family from Dobrotine

We call on all kind-hearted people to continue supporting the work of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and in this way help and give joy to numerous children who really need help.

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HELP FOR FAMILIY DOMAZET FROM HERCEGOVINA

The look of old farm of laying hens

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped during the autumn family Domazet from Mostar in Herzegovina, consisting of parents Srdjan and Danka with their daughters Tea (12) and Nina (8). We provided construction material for building and equipping the farm of laying hens, and we should soon buy them 200 laying hens so that they could earn on their own. The total amount of the project is 2.500 EUR.

The Domazets are a returnee family and they live in Mostar since 2000. Father Srdjan has been breeding laying hens. They were doing well until the beginning of economic crisis, and then it begun stagnating. Serbs for Serbs made a mini-project which includes of minor object and buying of additional laying hens. That will enable Srdjan to bring the business to a higher level. He currently owns 120 hens, but the object in which he kept them wasn’t his.

We call upon all the people of good will to keep SUPPORTING the work of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and thus help the great number of children who urgently need help. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December FIREWOOD FOR FAMILY SIKIMIC NEAR ZVORNIK

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 Prior to St. Nicholas Day (December 19) we delivered 10m3 of firewood to the six-member family Sikimic from the village Karakaj near Zvornik in the total amount of 600 KM. Slavoljub and Branka have four children: Djordje (17), Nemanja (14), Konstantin (7) and Uros (5 months old). The parents are not employed, and they live of 140 KM of child benefit.

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs conducted another action of help to the socially endangered Serbian families in the Republic of Srpska.

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs continues with the planned activities in helping the families with four and more children across the Republic of Srpska, Serbia and other areas where socially endangered families live. We call upon all the donors and people of good will worldwide to SUPPORT the next projects of help to the Serbian children in order to make their lives a bit easier. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for December BUYING OF LAND FOR FAMILY MARJANOVIC

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 When the owner decided to sell the land, the Marjanovics sold the cow and raised a loan and paid 2.500 KM to the owner, while our organization undertook the obligation to pay the rest of the money – 1.622 KM (the total amount was 4.122 KM) and all the expenses of land transfer. The costs of the action were 2.416,83 KM: 1.622 KM – the rest of the money for the land 250 KM – parceling of the land 298, 35 KM – notary 246,48 KM – fees for the Administration for Geodetic and Property-Legal Affairs

During November 2014 the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs realized another great project – help in buying a land for the twelve-member family Marjanovic from the village Petrovo near Prijedor.

The significance of the land for a family living in the village is huge. The Marjanovic family has resolved their great concern of providing food for their children, and breeding of cattle.

The family consists of father Drasko, mother Mira and their ten children: Dragana (1993), Suzana (1996), Marko (1998), Zeljka (2000), Jelena (2001), Dragan (2002), Zeljko (2004), Predrag (2007), Svetlana (2010) and Nenad (2012). We have helped the family several times before by providing groceries, chainsaw, beds for the youngest ones and water pump. The idea of buying the land was presented during our first visit to the family in 2010, but due to the unresolved property issues and slow procedures of the courts, it couldn’t be realized until now. The land of 4.122m2 surface is next to the house of the family. The family was farming there for a long time and paying the symbolic price to the owner.

We use this opportunity to transmit the words of thanks of the Marjanovic family and call upon all the donors to continue supporting the work of our organization in order to realize as much actions as possible, and thus provide help for the families with many children and enable them easier life and bring hope for a better future.

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HELP FOR PRIZREN SEMINARY

Within the ongoing project KOSMET IS SERBIA, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs conducted another in a row of great actions of helping the Serbian people on Kosovo and Metohija. On this occasion, the help of our organization reached Prizren, where we provided help for the Serbian Orthodox Seminary St. Cyril and Methodius. We provided cooling device with command panel and hermetic doors in the total amount of 547.000 dinars. The Seminary currently has over 50 students and professors and with each new generation the needs for preserving food received by the public kitchens on Kosovo and Metohija are increasing.

The work of the Prizren Seminary commenced in 1871 in the then Old Serbia which was under the Ottoman Empire occupation. Its founder Sima Andrejevic Igumanov was born and grown in Prizren, and he invested his entire fortune and his life in order to establish education of Serbian children in Prizren and surrounding.

Prizren Seminary renewed and burned part of the school The Seminary stopped working in June 1999 after the NATO and UCK terrorist occupation, when the school was moved to Hilandar method in Nis.

Posted hermetic door to the room that will serve as a refrigerator

During the pogrom in March 17 2004 the Albanian extremists set on fire the complex of buildings and schools of the Prizren Seminary, mined the St. George Church and set on fire several churches in the town, as well as dozens of Serbian houses near the Seminary.

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Students in the monastery of the St. Archangels near Prizren Prizren Seminary in March 2004 Thank God and with the engagement of the Eparchy of Raska and Prizren on September 19 in 2011, the work of the Seminary St. Cyril and Methodius was restored, and the first generation of students was admitted. It gradually restored the life and presence of Serbs in the town. At the tomb of Emperor Dusan in the monastery of St. Archangels Charity organization Serbs for Serbs continues in conducting the projects of help to the endangered Serbian families on Kosovo and Metohija in 2015 in order to provide the survival of our people in their ancestral homes.

New generations of students and professors of the Prizren Seminary

SERBS FOR SERBS Again Serbian song is heard in Prizren, Seminary students

NO SURRENDER!

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 Local community Rvati

DELIVERY OF HELP IN OBRENOVAC - PART 8

1. Milankovic M. (refrigerator) 28.990 dinars (a baby) 2. Caric V. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (one child) 3. Milosevic S. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (2 children) 4. Nedic M. (stove, washing machine) 52.989 dinars (2 children)

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered on December 21 new amounts of help to the flooded families with children in Obrenovac. On this occasion, within the project FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS, we delivered 10 washing machines, 8 stoves, 4 freezers and 3 refrigerators to 23 families in the Local community Zabrezje. The total amount of help was 689.840 dinars. So far Charity organization Serbs for Serbs provided help for 271 families in Obrenovac.

The list of the helped families from Local community Rvati and Local community Zabrezje, Obrenovac municipality, the delivered help and its value are as follows: Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 18. Jankovic M. (freezer) 29.990 dinars (2 children) 19. Petrovic T. (stove, freezer) 58.980 dinars (3 children) 20. Gojkovic S. (stove) 22.990 dinars (2 children) 21. Ivanovic I. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (2 children) 22. Bajic S. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (2 children) 23. Tejic Z. (stove) 22.990 dinars (5 children)

Local community Zabrezje 5. Blazic D. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (one child) 6. Cvokic J. (freezer) 29.990 dinars (2 children) 7. Lazic A. (refrigerator) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 8. Kovacevic M. (stove) 22.990 dinars (2 children) 9. Radisic R. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (2 children) 10. Bosnjakovic V. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (one child)

We thank the representatives of the municipality and the donor commission who helped us in visiting the families and delivering help. All appliances are of Gorenje trademark with five years of guarantee. They are delivered thanks to the friends of our organization from Tehnomanija. Great action FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS continues.

11. Petrovic D. (stove) 22.990 dinars (2 children) 12. Velimirovic D. (freezer) 29.990 dinars (2 children) 13. Micic Z. (refrigerator) 28.990 dinars (3 children) 14. Babic B. (stove) 22.990 dinars (a baby) 15. Zivanovic R. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (2 children) 16. Vasiljevic M. (washing machine) 29.999 dinars (2 children) 17. Djokic S. (stove) 22.990 dinars (2 children)

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all fraternal organizations, donors and people of good will in Serbia and worldwide to participate and donate according to their possibilities on one of the accounts of the organization. We also encourage you to see the reports of the help delivered to PARACIN, TRSTENIK, VALJEVO, KRALJEVO, OBRENOVAC, SVILAJNAC, VELIKI CRLJENI, KRUPANJ, VELIKI CRLJENI PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 3, BIJELJINA, BIJELJINA PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 4, OBRENOVAC PART 5, OBRENOVAC PART 6, DOBOJ and OBRENOVAC PART 7. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for December CHRISTMAS ACTION IN THE RASKA AREA

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 We provided a freezer for this humble, hard-working and very religious family. Although only the mother is employed, and they live in a 60m2 apartment, love and harmony do not lack, which tells us that our help reached the right address.

Representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited within the Christmas action families Stanisic and Beljakovic in the Raska municipality, which together have eleven children. Our fraternal organization "Ruka prijatelja" helped us in finding families for help, and also helped us during the delivery of help. They used this opportunity to donate several packages of groceries to the families. Our organization provided a freezer, wood-burning stove and double-decker bed with mattresses in the total amount of 80.550 dinars.

Family Stanisic The second family we helped on the same day was family Beljakovic from the village Baljevac near Raska. The family consists of parents Zoran and Dragana and their five children: Sladjana (23), Marica (21), Sara (7) and twins Nikola and Nina (6). The first family we visited was the family of Dragan and Vesna Stanisic and their six minor children: Sara (13), Marija (10), Damjan (9), Teodor (6), Marko (4) and Teodora (1).

It is another hard-working and humble family in which only one of the parents is employed. We delivered a wood-burning stove and a double-decker bed with mattresses for the youngest members.

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Despite their difficult situation mother Dragana is generously helping our friends from the Association Ruka prijatelja in the scope of their activities.

Association Ruka prijatelja We hope that our cooperation with the Association Ruka prijatelja in helping the endangered ones from the Raska municipality will deepen and that, according to our possibilities, we will continue to help the most endangered families with many children in the next period. Join CHRISTMAS ACTION let us make more children happy!

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Monthly Report for December CHARITY DARTS TOURNAMENT IN NUREMBERG

Members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Germany organized on Friday December 26 in cafÊ bar AS the third in a row darts tournament in Nuremberg. In the pleasant atmosphere 12 competitors were competing in two groups for the valuable prize – SfS T-shirt from our boutique. We witnessed interesting duels, fair play and positive rivalry. We collected an amount of 1.145 EUR from the payments for the tournament, selling T-shirts and donations.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 Participants were: Davidovac Maja, Srdic Milan, Srdic David, Obradovic Oliver, Lazic Danilo, Mrsic Slavko, Mrsic Aleksandar, Zupljanin Nebojsa, Babic Dejan, German participant Kail Michael and the youngest Sladojevic Marko (11).

The duo Srdic, Obradovic and talented Mrsic Aleksandar reached the semi-finals, but Obradovic finally won over Mrsic although Mrsic was a favorite.

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 We sincerely thank all the participants, donors, families Obradovic, Trifunovic, Cvijanovic and Mrsic for wonderful sweet and salty specialties which they brought, and family Mitrovic who donated roasted pig, the owner of the AS cafĂŠ who allowed us to hold the tournament and our companions from Munich who donated 550 EUR.

All the money will be used within the action Christmas bells cry out for help. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE

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CHARITY EVENT IN BEGRADE

ETERNAL DERBY PLAYED IN BLOCK 23

On Friday, December 26th there was a charity event at Scenario cafe in Vracar, Belgrade.

In the Block 23 in New Belgrade, in the elementary school Laza Kostic, on Saturday December 27 three specific eternal derbies were played. Each year traditionally twice a year in May and December, tennis club Gazela is organizing matches. They are played in three age categories: 50+, 40+ and under 40. This week Partizan celebrated in 50+ match 3:0, and then in 40+ 3:2. In the last match the result was 2:2.

During the course of the evening, everybody who was interested in finding out how our organization works could do so in direct conversation with the members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs. At the end of the evening, there was a sum of 27,790 RSD in a donation box.

The judge was Jelena Ristic, a professional football judge who judged many yellow and one red carton. Each event goes in great atmosphere made by those who love football, Partizan and Red star.Of course, the matches were of charity character, in cooperation with the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, and all income of 12.410 dinars was directed to family Djordjevic from Sevac in the Strpce municipality on Kosovo and Metohija.

We owe deep gratitude to our friends from Scenario cafe, who organized a charity event in their cafĂŠ. We also wish to give thanks to all the people who supported this action by donating money. All the money that was raised in this way will be added to the "Christmas bells call for help" project whose aim is to raise money for helping multi-member families in need. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SERBS FOR SERBS CHARITY SHOP

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Monthly Report for December Donors in December : 1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 28 2. Balkan Bakery donation box (IL) - $ 10 3. Beograd Café donation box (IL) - $ 76 4. Nada's Deli & Bakery d. box (IL) - $ 55 5. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 10 6. Bubamara cafe d. box (IL) - $ 10 7. Studio Artist X (Nederlande) - 20 € 8. Danijela Korom-Djakovic (PA) - $ 100 9. www.usaserbs.net (IL) - $ 25 10. Srdjan Gavrilovic (GA) - $ 15 11. Radomans Framing (CA) - $ 15 12. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25 13. Misionarska Parohija Presvete Bogorodice Charlottesville (VA) - $ 6.600 14. D & N (CAN) - $ 55 15. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 15 16. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100 17. Slavisa Karach (GA) - $ 25 18. Bozana Jocson (CA) - $ 100 19. Stefan Migdalek (Germany) - $ 100 20. Ivan Aksenitjevich (MD) - $ 25 21. Bosko Djurisic - $ 10 (facebook) 22. CG Tech Inc. (CAN) - $ 30 23. Sasa Savic (TX) - $ 40 24. Dragana Beara (CAN) - $ 50 25. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 26. Pasha Fermanara - $ 3 27. Sretenka Dokic - $ 100 28. Аleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 29. Irena Gumbert (CA) - $ 25 30. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25 31. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 32. Helena Urukalo (CAN) - $ 15 33. Vladislav Tomic (NY) - $ 10 34. Predrag Kisa - $ 50 (Valley of the Sun United Way) 35. Nikola Mrdakovic (IL) - $ 40 36. Dana & Brian Mitchell (CAN) - $ 1.000 US (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaing) 37. B. Bojanic (CA) - $ 15 38. Zoran Starcevic - $ 20 39. Daniel Plvasic (WA) - $ 25 40. Igor & Lana Glisic - $ 50 41. Diane Clark (CAN) - $ 10 (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaing) 42. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 15 43. Radoje Rajevac (CAN) - $ 50 US (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaing) 44. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 45. Family Grmusa-Radulovic - $ 250 46. Nenad Lukic (TN) - $ 50 47. Milan Milicic (CAN) - $ 100 48. Dragoslav Stefanovic (CA) - $ 200 49. Tatjana Sunjka - $ 20 50. Jelena Stojakovic (IL) - $ 100 (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaing) 51. David Gavric (IN) - $ 50 52. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 53. Bosko Djurisic (facebook) - $ 10 54. Nenad Milasinovic (Australia) - $ 25 55. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 56. G. T. (IN) - $ 75 (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaing) 57. Bojan Jovanovic - $ 25 58. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25 59. Neven Cvetkovic/Headfusion Inc (Sweden) - $ 50 60. Studio Artist X (Nederlande) - 20 € 61. Milena Stevanovic - $ 50 62. Zana Zelenovic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD 63. Snezana Ceha (CAN) - $ 50 (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 64. Zivko Tatalovic - $ 50 65. Sasa Radovic - $ 30 66. Sanja Mrkajic - $ 50 67. Biljana Damico - $ 20 68. Biljana Panic (OH) - $ 200 69. Darko Trencev - $ 20 70. Biljana Bursac (CO) - $ 15 71. Danijela Dusevic - $ 75 72. Veljko Dobrilovic - $ 200 73. Nemanja Bulic - $ 25 74. Ciryl Hallard (facebook) - $ 25 75. Susi Schuchard (SD) - $ 25 76. Veneta Jevtovic (IL) - $ 100 77. Ian Kennedy (FL) - $ 30 78. Alena Plavsic - $ 200 79. Dragisa Zivkovic (Serbia) - $ 15 80. Ankica D. - $ 25 81. Vladislav Tomic (NY) - $ 10 82. Darko Zivanovic - $ 30 83. Zivko Lukic (WI) - $ 50 84. Bojana Perišić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 85. Dr. Duška Vukojević - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 86. Dr. Dušan i Ivanka Lukić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 87. Dragica i Vlad Šobot - $ 200 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign)

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December 88. Aco Došen - $ 40 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 89. Aleksa i Nemanja Pjanić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 90. Anonimno - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 91. Angie Makris - $ 30 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 92. Dana i Igor Mrvaljević - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 93. Dragica i Jovan Zirojević - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 94. Irene Ratkovich - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 95. Ljiljana Elaine Misich - $ 10 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 96. Ljubica Gombar - $ 150 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 97. Marilyn i Nick Tintor - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 98. Marko Mirkonjić - $ 60 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 99. Milan Tijanić - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 100. Miloš Delić - $ 20 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 101. Nada i Miles Obradovich - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 102. Nada i Nikola Tijanić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 103. Petar Radovanović - $ 40 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 104. Stevanija Simić - $ 5 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 105. Vida i Vaso Košević - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 106. Zoran Ćurčin - $ 250 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 107. Anne i George Radojcic - $ 200 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 108. Marko Petković - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 109. Dr. Karolina i Bojan Bujak - $ 200 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 110. Geana & Sasa Djurdjevic - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 111. Katarina Lukich - $ 200 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 112. Olga & John Lukich - $ 250 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 113. Slavica i Mićo Mavrak - $ 150 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 114. Dragana i Momir Kubura - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign)

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 115. Marina & Marc Daoust - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 116. Aleksandra Todorović - $ 20 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 117. Ana i Stevan Mirić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 118. Angelina i Danilo Račić - $ 500 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 119. Anna Tarailo - $ 25 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 120. Biljana i Ninoslav Ilić - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 121. Biljana i Predrag Stijačić - $ 60 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 122. Biljana Kajić - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 123. Biljana Ždrale - $ 30 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 124. Bogdanka Stambolija - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 125. Borika Vučinić - $ 200 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 126. Božidar Stajić - $ 40 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 127. Draga i Bora Dragašević - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 128. Dušanka Pavlica - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 129. Dušanka Tubić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 130. Dušica Ivanović - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 131. Gorica i Stevo Kovačević - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 132. Jovan Brkić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 133. Lidija Borojević - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 134. Marko Mlađen - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 135. Milena i Vladimir Malešević - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 136. Milena Grubić - $ 40 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 137. Miles Smoljo - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 138. Milka i Ubavka Čečez - $ 200 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 139. Mira i Aleks Brkić - $ 500 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 140. Mira i Miroslav Kostić - $ 200 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 141. Nikola Swann - $ 500 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign)

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December 142. Nina Bojković - $ 40 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 143. Olivera Jovanović - $ 20 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 144. Petra Pajkić - $ 40 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 145. Radmila i Bogdan Pjanić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 146. Radmila i Rade Mićić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 147. Radomir Čarapić - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 148. Sanja Marić - $ 20 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 149. Sladjana & Marco Commisso - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 150. Slobodanka i Đorđo Vasić - $ 70 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 151. Sreto i Snježana Petrić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 152. Stefan Bukarica - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 153. Suzi Grbic Long - $ 120 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 154. Svjetlana i Dragan Kovačević - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 155. Vasilj Petrović - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 156. Vesna i Dragan Papić - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 157. Vinka i Vojin Milosavljević - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 158. Danica Pavlica - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 159. Dara Gidak - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 160. Kim i Mike Maodus - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 161. Lily i Čedo Ciganović - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 162. Ljiljana Vudrag - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 163. Milka i Bogdan Ćuk - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 164. Nada i Aleksandar Pavlica - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 165. Nataša i Petar Ćuk - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 166. Nikola Gaćeša - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 167. Sandra Gidak - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 168. Radovan Radovic - $ 30 169. Milan Blagojevic - $ 70 170. Nina&Maksim Krsmanovic (VA) - $ 50

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 171. Sinisa Peric (MD) - $ 50 172. Patrio Glenview (IL) - $ 86.08 173. Miljan Delic - $ 125 US (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 174. Mirko Strbac - $ 100 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 175. Anonymous - $ 50 CAD (Serbs for Serbs - In Time For Bozic campaign) 176. Andreja Simovic (CA) - $ 100 177. Zoran Mladenovic (MD) - $ 200 178. Aleksandar Tanasic (CAN) - $ 25 179. D. & N. (CAN) - $ 80 180. Bojana Vazica (IL) - $ 100 181. Vojislava i Mire Brankov (WI) - $ 50 182. Miroslav Rapaic - $ 25 183. Serbosi Kanada (CAN) - $ 488 _________________________________

TOTAL IN DECEMBER: $ 12.997

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December

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NUMBER OF DONORS IN 2014.

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Serbs for Serbs Report December 2014.  

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